Turn any inkjet printer into a circuit printer with this DIY kit

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Circuits–the wires that carry electricity from point A to point B in an electronic device–are becoming more and more low-tech. Scientists are wiring them into our clothes via silver nanowires or redefining the circuit altogether by trading wires for nontraditional conductive materials like slime mold.

But one of the biggest innovations has been making it easier than ever to fabricate our own circuits at home. AgIC Print is the newest project meant to bring circuit fabrication to the desktop, and it does it with a familiar tool: off-the-shelf inkjet printers. The kit is currently going for $299 in AgIC’s Kickstarter campaign, which closes today, and it can be used to modify any existing printer.

AgIC Print circuit printer

The AgIC Print is not the first use-at-home circuit printer. The Cartesian Co. EX¹ is a dedicated desktop circuit printer that also works with materials like plastic and fabric, while conductive ink pens like the Circuit Scribe allow you to freehand…

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Turn any inkjet printer into a circuit printer with this DIY kit